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Creative Time presents Playing the Building, a 9,000-square-foot, interactive, site-specific installation by renowned artist David Byrne open from May 31st until August 10th, 2008 from noon to 6pm. The artist transforms the interior of the landmark Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and [...]

In search of an idea for the cover of Creative Time’s first major book celebrating thirty-three years of bringing art throughout New York City, the team of designers, Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker of karlssonwilker inc., conceived of a means to generate a cover that would capture the essence of the organization: a site-specific public [...]

This video presents Return, Michael Rakowitz’s temporarily reopened family import-export business from Brooklyn to Iraq opened from October 1 to October 31st in 2006 as part of the Who Cares projects. For the Who Cares projects, four artists were commissioned to create public art projects which were presented in the Fall of 2006, a year [...]

Throughout the month of March 2006 Marilyn Minter’s seductive and hyperrealistic photographs towered over four art galleries in Chelsea as spectacular billboards. Recreating the lush images she shot for fashion magazines, Minter substituted the gooey, visceral material of mud in place of water, transforming an ideal fashion object into a messy, flawed, and very human [...]

In For the City (September 29–October 9, 2005) Jenny Holzer’s light projections of poetry and declassified documents illuminated landmark New York City buildings. At the Rockefeller Center and The New York Public Library poems by Wisława Szymborska, Yehuda Amichai, Henri Cole, Mahmoud Darwish, and other celebrated writers moved across the nighttime facades, encompassing the reader [...]

Following his first visit to Las Vegas, Turkish artist Haluk Akakçe formed an impression of the infamous city as a kind of electric painting emerging from the evening desert, a metaphor for his own work. Sky is the Limit, which ran from November 3-30, 2006, became Akakçe’s interpretation of Las Vegas, modeled after his own [...]

In November 2007, Creative Time presented Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, a project by Paul Chan, co-produced by Creative Time with curator Nato Thompson and The Classical Theatre of Harlem with director Christopher McElroen, featuring New Orleans born actor Wendell Pierce, and in collaboration with New Orleans’ partners: University of New Orleans, Xavier University, [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.